The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to present Constructs for the Anthropocene, a solo exhibition by renowned Seattle-based artist, Buster Simpson. Please join us for both the opening reception during Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll on Friday, September 2nd from 5-8p.m., and a visiting artist lecture on Tuesday, October 18th at 6 p.m. The artist will be in attendance for both events. "Constructs for the Anthropocene is a compilation of studio and public art projects addressing some of the prime concerns of climate disruption. The selected constructs are examples of ecological and social actions, intended as suggested approaches for mitigating climate change effects through publicly sited art, in what could be considered an ecological call to arms. The exhibition presents a wide range of tactics for addressing pressing issues such as: sea rise, migrating species, planet acidification, sequestration of greenhouse gases, potable water supplies, sustainable energy, and climate equity. Creative thinkers are well equipped to engage with complex issues and communicate the urgency of human impact on our planet. The Anthropocene Epoch is of our making and will require us all to transition creatively to an adaptive future that is both life-sustaining and poetic." Buster Simpson, August 2022 This exhibition was made possible through generous support from a Weber County RAMP tax initiative grant, the Mark E. & Lola G. Austad Endowment for Visual Arts, Val A. Browning Charitable Foundation, Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, Weber State University, Jack & Bonnie Wahlen, and Jim & MaryAnn Jacobs.
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